If you refinish furniture, what is the most difficult type of table to source? For me, it’s console tables. Console tables are so incredibly versatile that they seem to get scooped up the minute they’re put in a thrift store or online for sale – making the supply very slim. Sometimes I get lucky though. Today’s feature is a navy blue console table.
Before we get to the pretty pictures though, can I go a little off-topic and say how much work it is going through the kids clothes and cleaning out their closets. You know that time of year when you clean out the closets, put away the heavy winter clothes, and bring out the shorts and t-shirts. If you’re a mom of young kids, you know what I mean. And if you live a climate like New England, I totally sympathize with you. It’s a ton of work!
The kids and I spent the day doing the change-over of clothes. Four hours to be exact. Who needs gym, when I have my own built-in stairmaster! I walked up and down the three flights of stairs for what felt like 80 bazillion times.
My two oldest have, for the most part, finished growing so it was just a matter of re-organizing their closets and removing a few items. But my youngest is at the beginning of his growth spurt and grew about 4 inches since last Fall. We practically packed up his entire closet to be donated!
I then went on to clean out my own clothes. I try really hard to only pack away one very large bucket. I figure if I have to pack up more more than that, then I have too many clothes.
I don’t shop very often. As a matter of fact, I really dislike clothes shopping, so I’m not sure how I accumulated so many clothes.
I would love to have a capsule wardrobe. Just a few basic items. I dream of no major decisions to make in the morning and everything matching and blending with one another. Yup, if I could just get there, I’d love to get down to a capsule wardrobe.
I’ll have to work on that.
Ok, I’ve really gotten off track here.
Now on to the pretty pictures of the navy blue console table painted in Benjamin Moore’s Hale Navy with a topcoat of Minwax clear matt polycrilic.
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Sure glad I was young when I had my kids (4),by the time I was in my mid 40’s almost all of them were bye-bye on their own. Can remember doing the wardrobe flips way too many times. We lived in Tucson and San Diego for their growing up years however so switch wasn’t nearly as bad. Just the weeding out when they grew and grew, lol.
Remember when both boys turned about 14 , growing like weeds, jeans and shoes were out grown. and because they practically lived outside not much was salvageable. The boys are 16 months apart, groan. The girls are 10 yrs. apart, oldest and youngest kids.
I have worse clothes season switching in last few years just for hubby and I as we live in western CO and before here was western KY and before there western MT. from San Diego. Talk about a culture shock.
Love your navy console table, really sharp looking, gorgeous finish. What color or finish was it before? Of all things I do love redoing furniture pieces or painting new pieces we make.
Have wonderful week
Vicki Blazejowski says
So true. It’s exhausting. You should be a writer if you aren’t already. You tell a great story. 🙂
Yes! Clean lines and a beautiful color, can I ask for anything more? It is perfection!
Vicki Blazejowski says
Thank you Mary